What hath the baseball gods wrought? The Pirates are in contention! Now one lifelong fan is giddy with the prospect that they might make a trade-deadline deal to get even better.
Stephania Bell takes a closer look at a number of star players who opened the season on the disabled list and their potential return dates.
Freddy Sanchez won the batting title and Ryan Howard led in homers for the National League.
Jim Thome homered in the seventh inning for the only hit off rookie Anthony Reyes, sending Freddy Garcia and the Chicago White Sox to a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.